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HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review

85% HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review

Not without flaw. The good Elitebook to start with has been slightly improved owing to the Broadwell processor: A longer battery life and lower power consumption. Unfortunately, HP has not taken care of the laptop's shortcoming - the screen.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Asus GL771JM Notebook Review

84% Asus GL771JM Notebook Review

Gaming and more. In addition to decent gaming power, Asus' new high-performance laptop offers a combination of convincing qualities that also recommend it for productive deployment as a powerful desktop replacement for approximately 1300 Euros (~$1396). However, the newcomer is not completely without flaws. Our in-depth review reveals where they are found and what effect they have.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Simply brilliant. Dell now offers the XPS 13 with a non-touch display and a more mainstream resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a much more affordable price. Not only is the new display brighter, but it's matte as well, which improves outdoor usability. The remainder of the hardware is very similar to the QHD+ version, so the new model inherits both its strengths and weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

89% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

Encore une fois. Apple's workhorse in the form of a compact 13-inch goes into the next round. An overview of the most important modifications: New Force Touch touchpad, update to Intel's Broadwell CPU including an Iris Graphics 6100, faster PCIe-based SSD, and a larger battery. We are putting the 2015 model through its paces, and present our first results to bridge the time until publishing our complete test report.
Intel Core i5-5257U | Intel Iris Graphics 6100 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

Business convertible. The ThinkPad Yoga fuses two of Lenovo's lines to offer professional users the 360-degree display of a Yoga convertible in a hybrid device. Is it now finely tuned or poorly twisted?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly up...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
StarTech.com Thunderbolt 2 4K docking station

StarTech.com introduces Thunderbolt 2 4K docking station

This accessory offers a wide variety of ports and is designed to complement Apple MacBook Pro/Air, but should also work with other Thunderbolt-en...
Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Sharp performer. The Blade is back with a honed edge to take the crown in the razor-thin gaming category. Does this refreshed model make the cut? Or is it just a dull point?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14.0" | 2 kg
Gigabyte P15F v2 Notebook Review

79% Gigabyte P15F v2 Notebook Review

Maintenance friendly The P15F v2 could be seen as the affordable entry model into Gigabyte's World of Gaming laptops. The buyer gets a high-performance computer with good maintenance and upgrade options.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

The price is hot. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$660) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

March 2015 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

1, 2, Police. Hardline is a breath of fresh air for the Battlefield series: the single-player experience is radically different from that of the predecessors. Our focus will be on the hardware requirements of the new First-Person-Shooter.
Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

82% Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

Compact beast. Compact or powerful? The Schenker XMG C405 is both. This 14-inch model runs all the latest games but we recommend using headphones.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is r...
HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

82% HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

All-rounder. The Envy belongs to the group of 15.6-inch all-rounders. The computer does not lack processing performance. However, the display of the notebook is not convincing.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

The tenth era Everything is different with the new Windows: It is supposed to be multi-platform, easier to use and the user can provide feedback for the preview version. Will everything be good? We check this with the Technical Preview of Windows 10 on three devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone).
Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

87% Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

Even more pixels! As the successor to Dell's XPS 15 (Late 2013) with its QHD+ display, the American company now presents the overhauled XPS 15 in a new configuration with a 4K UHD display and a more powerful processor. The almost perfect display image and reasonably good performance are enticing. Unfortunately, some of the computer's former problems remain unresolved.
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

March 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

March 2015 update.Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$374) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly update...
Nvidia promises to restore mobile GPU overclocking via a driver update, but many new GTX 900M cards already have the feature locked in the vBIOS

Nvidia seeks to prevent mobile GPU overclocking through a vBIOS-based lock

[UPDATE 4: the driver update which re-enables overclocking will be released tomorrow] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: man...
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

Surprise! Lenovo expands its W-series with a very thin mobile workstation, which can set some new records right away. It benefits from components like the first professional chip from Nvidia's Maxwell generation, a generous battery capacity and many typical business features. Our review shows you what else we like about this workstation.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA Quadro K620M | 15.5" | 2.4 kg
Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Does an upgrade make sense? Several weeks after their official launch, most of the new Broadwell processors passed through our test course. So, it is time to deliver a first summary. How much do the CPU and graphics unit perform better than the predecessor models'? Did the battery runtimes improve, too? We know the answers!
Asus Zenbook UX303LN Subnotebook Review

86% Asus Zenbook UX303LN Subnotebook Review

Sleek. The Zenbook is one of the few subnotebooks with a dedicated graphics card: powerful graphics performance in a compact form. In addition, the Zenbook has low noise and temperature emissions and good battery life.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G Notebook Review

84% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G Notebook Review

Nitro light. The Aspire would like to replace the desktop PC at home when it is ready for retirement. An Acer laptop with a decent configuration costs about 700 Euros (~$741). However, the computer has a high energy demand.
Intel Core i5-4210H | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Acer's Aspire V Nitro laptops now feature Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics

Acer unveils updated Aspire V Nitro Black Edition laptops

Both the 15.6-inch and the 17-inch models receive Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960M graphics while retaining optional premium components such as 4K d...
The new GL552 follows the design of Asus' own G751

Asus unveils GL552 gaming laptop

The 15.6-inch machine is powered by Nvidia's new GTX 950M entry-level gaming GPU and supports M.2 SSDs.
Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

Two are better than one. Lenovo's business newcomer features two batteries rather than one. That enables a battery life that makes the contenders green with envy in view of its powerful hardware. An LTE modem ensures the required flexibility, data is protected extensively, and the input devices are again close to perfect. All the more aggravating that it was not enough for an IPS screen.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Razer Blade Pro: now with GTX 960M graphics

Razer updates its Blade Pro gaming laptop

The 17-inch laptop now comes with Nvidia's new GTX 960M graphics card. Other highlights are slim chassis and Razer's unique Switchblade LCD track...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M Review

86% Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M Review

High-end or mainstream? While the GeForce GTX 980M and the GeForce GTX 970M are based on a completely new architecture compared to their predecessors, the GTX 960M is just a small update. Our review shows if the performance can still convince us.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
iBuyPower MSI GE62 Notebook Review

82% iBuyPower MSI GE62 Notebook Review

The entry-level enthusiast. The GTX 960M has arrived and iBuyPower are already geared up with the new GPU for their current OptiBoost lineup. Is this the Maxwell card to own for the mass market?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Schenker XMG A505 (Clevo N150SD) Notebook Review

86% Schenker XMG A505 (Clevo N150SD) Notebook Review

Fresh wind. A completely revised chassis and a new GPU: Schenker aims to achieve a lot with the successor of the XMG A504. Read on to find out how the GTX 960M performs compared to the GTX 860M and whether the 15-inch notebook is a good choice for gamers.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
New Google Chromebook Pixel with 5th-gen Intel Core processor

Google updates Chromebook Pixel

The Chrome OS-powered notebook now features 5th-gen Intel Core processors and is one of the first portables to launch with USB Type C connectivit...
HP ProBook 430 G2 Notebook Review

80% HP ProBook 430 G2 Notebook Review

Broadwell upgrade. Despite running a strong Core i5 processor, the small ProBook offers good battery life. Sadly, the screen is once again the weak point of an HP model.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Notebook Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Notebook Review

Two steps forward, one step back. Lenovo replaces a standard CPU with a ULV processor in yet another ThinkPad. Thus, the Edge E550 sacrifices some performance in favor of power consumption and emissions. The inexpensive office laptop nevertheless makes an overall solid impression.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70 Notebook Review

78% Toshiba Qosmio X70 Notebook Review

Performance break. Toshiba's multimedia notebook Qosmio X70 is available for 1,300 Euros (~$1411). For that money you get a lot of processing performance, but there is not enough GPU power for gaming and fast SSD storage would be good for the system as well.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

82% HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

With stamina. The ProBook 450 G2 attracts buyers with its low heating, low system noise, good input devices, and long battery runtimes. The display is a major weakness. In addition, HP charges a steep price for the computer.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire E5-521 Notebook Review

78% Acer Aspire E5-521 Notebook Review

Quiet long-lasting runner. The Aspire E5-521 can boast with a low operating noise and very long battery life. The laptop also has plenty of storage capacity. Its only real shortcoming is the dark, low-contrast screen.
AMD A6-6310 | AMD Radeon R4 (Beema) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP Pavilion 15-p151ng Notebook Review

75% HP Pavilion 15-p151ng Notebook Review

Without stamina. At a first glance, the specs of the HP computer sound interesting. However, it turns out quickly in practice that the built-in hardware is very power-hungry. As a result, the battery life of the notebook is poor.
AMD A10-5745M | AMD Radeon R7 M260 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI shows its new WT72 mobile workstation

GDC 2015 | MSI shows its new WT72 mobile workstation

The bulky 17.3-inch laptop is equipped with an Nvidia Quadro GPU and features a USB 3.1 port, but otherwise strongly resembles MSI's own GT72.
Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme (Clevo P750ZM) Notebook Review

88% Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme (Clevo P750ZM) Notebook Review

Desktop CPU with overclocking. No matter how powerful a laptop gets, the proper desktop will still outpace the portable solution. The Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme closes the gap by bringing home a full-fledged Core i7-4790K with overclocking and no compromises - This is a desktop in disguise.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 3.4 kg
Apple: 13-inch MacBook Air Broadwell update is imminent

Apple: 13-inch MacBook Air Broadwell update is imminent

An updated 13-inch Apple MacBook Air with an Intel Broadwell processor has surfaced online in China. The updated MacBook Air comes with a Broadwe...
Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

77% Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

Basic business partner. A price of 700 Euros places Acer's new Travelmate P236 in the mid-range of business laptops. Since time is money, components with a decent speed ensure a smooth workflow. However, the trackpad's handling rapidly slows down the work speed.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

Backward roll! Lenovo's 15-inch workstation was just slightly changed and is now called W541. Besides some small technical developments you also get changed input devices. Lenovo, however, missed the chance to improve other weaknesses. We had a closer look at the result.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 15.5" | 2.6 kg
Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

[Update] Officially, Intel's Broadwell processor can only address RAM modules up to 8 GB thus far. This is also because of the fact that bigger SODIMMs are not widely available. The small RAM manufacturer Intelligent Memory is the first to launch 16 GB modules to be compatible with current notebooks. Update: First tests were successfully conducted.
HP ProBook 470 G2 Notebook Review

81% HP ProBook 470 G2 Notebook Review

More power. As of now, HP equips its ProBook with Broadwell processors, which provide the system with more computing power. Otherwise, no real modifications have been made compared with its Haswell-based precursors. Debut: We are testing the first Full HD model of the ProBook 470 lineup with the Broadwell-based ProBook.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R5 M255 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models ...
A short history of the Lenovo-Superfish scandal

A short history of the Lenovo-Superfish scandal

Between September 2014 and February 2015, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has been preloading the Superfish adware on its laptops. This is a short hi...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)